Alan Shearer Explains How It All Could Quickly Unravel For Newcastle

Newcastle icon and superstar Alan Shearer met with Rafa Benitez earlier in the week according to the Chronicle, and he talked to Rafa about the state of the transfer business.

We all know it’s been a difficult window for Newcastle and Rafa in particular – and we are aware he hasn’t got the quality of players he was hoping for this summer.

But this is not a crisis for Newcastle as we wrote about earlier today and there are still three weeks left in the transfer window.

We can still get three good players through the door – in addition to 21-year-old Kenedy on loan from Chelsea.

Newcastle icon Alan Shearer

That will make 9 players brought in this summer, and the squad will be better than last season – for sure.

Of course, it needs to be a lot better if we are to finish in the middle of the table or even higher next May.

Alan Shearer has said what Rafa told him and what the manager is still hoping for before September rolls around.

This is what Alan told the Chronicle:

“He will have to have signs of bringing more players in and I think it’s a big two or three weeks regarding bringing a few more in.”

“He needs that, there is no doubt about it.”

“He says he needs a new striker, he might need two, he needs a full-back, he also wants an experienced goalkeeper.”

“He says they’re working hard to bring those players in and hopefully they can.”

“I think we will know a lot in a month’s time and if he doesn’t get what he wants then you might see it starting to unravel.”

We really hope it doesn’t unravel – we think Rafa is good enough to make our team decent enough even if we don’t bring in three good players before September.

But of course that will never be good enough for Rafa, and we must support the manager in January and next summer when we’ll have a lot more money in the coffers.

It’s a tough situation for Newcastle to be in and there are many reasons for that – one of the big ones being that we were relegated last year.

We shouldn’t forget that, and we still have high hopes we can finish in the top half of the table next May.

It’s much better than still being in the Championship.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #1
  • toon kk

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Very true by Shearer, Rafa isn’t happy but the transfer window is still open, get what he wants and he’ll stay and get on with his job, but if he’s let doon Rafa will have to think very hard about his future at our club.

    Hope all works out!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Morning Ron…any news this morning?

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #4

    I love Shearer and what he did for the Toon when he was playing. But he’s a pundit now and gets paid for stirring the pot, just like other media folk.
    ok, he spoke to Rafa. But Rafa is pretty savvy, tells people what he needs to tell them, when he needs to.
    There are a lot of managers pushing the budget men right now. I don’t believe there is much evidence that we have ‘missed out’ on all the supposed targets the media say we have. There are a lot of reasons why players sign for someone else.. We aren’t party to the facts, but plenty think they are.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Personally I think they should be hard at working in moving players on…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #6

    It seems that’s the hold up for everything else!

  • TudorCrisps

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Morning coffee = check

    Morning poo = check

    No signings insight = check

    Can’t wait to Sunday we will see exactly what level we are at after the game, I’m going for a bore draw.

  • Budge123

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Here’s Shearer with no axe to grind whatsoever!

    Nothing to see here come back soon.

  • hibbit

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #9

    lot of truth in what Alan says it will either go one way or the other but till the window closes we have to hope it goes the right way for us which i believe it will.

    otherwise all hell will brake loose and this time Ashley wont know whats hit him

  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Shearer has not had the inside track at SJP since he refused to manage us in the Championship.
    Good footballer one of the best I’ve – loads more to his game than most strikers – as a pundit – another Hansen , Carragher or Lawrenson – a bit of a knob.

  • yorkymag

    Aug 11, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Stop being an arse
    I am quicly forgetting how great you were ,say something positive for Christ sake
    Of course it could unravel
    North Korea could fire a nuke and hell could freeze
    But it might not
    Great player yes ,shit manager yes good pundit not sure
    Don’t lose your legacy by being bitter

  • Jack Root

    Aug 11, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #12

    yorkmag spot on.
    In response to future negativistas and adapting your post:

    Stop being an arse. Say something positive for once. Of course it could all unravel.
    Then North Korea could fire a nuke and he’ll could freeze over.
    But it might not.
    Just stop being so negative all bitter and twisted.
    Support the team.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 11, 2017 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Shearer has now become boring! He never tells us anything that isn’t obvious to us. We know he’s bitter at how his short stint at management went! Why does he not have a go at management at lower level rather than live off past glory?


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